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Dongle upgrade (new style) with .v2c file


These steps apply to all upgrade/downgrade or update operations on a new style dongle. This includes extending/limiting support periods and adding aditional modules (more nodes or modules (e.g. autocad support, import options, simulation engine,...)).

This procedure also applies for licences on an Innovyze® Floating Licence Manager (FLM).


  1. You need to have an e-mail with a .v2c file attached from Innovyze® or InneauTech.
  2. Access to the computer with the dongle.

Two methods of installing

  1. You can use the Licence Key Setup or the standalone SetKey program, locally installed on the server with the licence. Mostly used with local dongles.
  2. You can use the dongle driver configuration page (Sentinel Admin Control Center). Mostly used with network dongles.

1. Sentinel Admin Control

1.1 Open browser to localhost:1947

After you plugin the dongle, let Windows install the drivers.

  1. point your favourite browser to localhost:1947
  2. On the Help page that opens, click in the left options menu on Update/Attach

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1.2 Select upgrade file

  1. Click on the button Choose File and select the .v2c file you received from Innovyze. The filename will appear on the webpage.
  2. Click on Apply File to execute the update of the dongle. A message will confirm the update has been applied.

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2. Licence Key Setup:

2.1. Run Licence Key Setup

  1. Run the Licence Key Setup on the pc that is connected to the dongle or hosts the licence.

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2.2. Manage dongle upgrades

  1. Choose the option Manage dongle upgrades.
  2. Click Next

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2.3. Apply an update file

  1. Choose the option Apply an update file sent by Innovyze to a Hasp HL dongle
  2. Click Next

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To proceed to the next step a suitable dongle has to be attached to the computer. If not you will receive this error message: (HASP HL Error 50) A suitable dongle is not attached to the requested server

(HASP HL Error 50) A suitable dongle is not attached to the requested server

2.4. Select .v2c file

  1. Select the .v2c using the browse button or type\paste the path to the file in the textbox.
  2. Click Next to start updating the dongle/licence

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2.5. Finish

A screen with a finish button will be displayed when the dongle upgrade was successful

  1. Click Finish the close the setup.

You can verify dongle contents by running a keytest on the dongle. The procedure is explained in this document: Dongle keytest

Unsuccessful upgrade

If for some reason the upgrade couldn't be executed successfully, you will have to contact Innovyze® or InneauTech. You will be asked to create a.c2v file and send it to us. It contains information about the dongle/licence, that is needed to create the .v2c update file.

The procedure can be found here: Dongle upgrade .c2v status file (new style)

The procedure above is very similar to this procedure. Just step 3 differs.

  1. Run Licence Key Setup
  2. Manage dongle upgrades
  3. Create a status file
  4. Select c2v location